Frank Friedwald

Frank Friedwald

Class of 2004

A Brooklyn native, Frank was born in 1940. He graduated from Lehigh University with a bachelor of science degree in business administration and in 1962 joined American Chocolate Mould Co., Inc., a company formed by his grandfather in 1912. He married Nancy in 1964 and the couple has a daughter and son, Julie and Eric, son-in-law Bruce and a grandson, Teddy.

Realizing in 1969 that the industry would soon shift beyond metal moulds, Frank purchased a 50 percent interest in a company that manufactured plastic light covers with the goal of developing plastic chocolate moulds. In 1990 he sold his interest in the company to give his full time and attention to confectionery equipment representation activities.

In 1972 he became U.S. representative for Vormenfabriek Chocolate Moulds, of Holland, and in 1973, expanded his business by taking on rep responsibilities for the world’s largest moulding line manufacturer, Mikroverk A/S. The same year, he became U.S. agent for foil supplier Carcano Antonio SpA and confectionery machinery supplier A.E. Nielsen. Frank bought a one-third interest in Mikroverk in 1981, which he eventually sold to Aasted APS. At the time of his induction, Frank was U.S. agent for the combined company, Aasted/Mikroverk.

Today, Frank continues to represent these candy business suppliers and several others while serving as president of ACMC. He has been elected to the Retail Confectioners International advisory board, has served on the Kettle Committee since 1983 and holds a patent for chocolate mould design.

Frank names his father and mentor, Sam, as his career’s driving force. Frank says: “The most important factor in my success has been keeping the high and consistent standards of integrity and loyalty as taught by my father.”

Family vacations worldwide, boating and golf are several of Frank’s favorite activities.